Respond to anaesthesia related emergencies

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTANA004, 'Respond to anaesthesia related emergencies'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element

1. Recognise clinical emergencies

1.1 Recognise signs of deterioration in clients and immediately report to appropriate clinician

2.1 Monitor, interpret and promptly recognise abnormal equipment readings and immediately report abnormal values to anaesthetist/medical staff

2. Respond to clinical emergencies

2.1 Maintain client’s vital functions pending attendance of medical staff

2.2 Use communication escalation techniques according to organisation procedures

2.3 Promptly obtain emergency equipment and make ready for relevant medical staff

2.4 Assist the anaesthetist/medical staff to perform any emergency procedures under direction

2.5 Assist with the medical management of the client and allocate work to other team members according to priority

3. Prepare drugs for administration in emergency situations

3.1 Ensure required drugs, diluents and fluids are to hand

3.2 Read expiry date for each drug, diluent or fluid and check it has not been exceeded

3.3 Make accurate calculations to prepare drug to correct nature, quantity and dilution based on medical officer requirements

3.4 Check drugs with an authorised person prior to and after mixing

3.5 Use correct equipment and maintain sterility of drug and diluent

3.6 Check final drug dilution with anaesthetist or medical officer

3.7 Administer drugs under the direction and supervision of the anaesthetist

3.8 Complete medication documentation in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

4. Finalise emergency procedures

4.1 Document accurate and complete record of emergency situation and actions taken according to scope of own role

4.2 Participate in emergency de-brief according to organisation procedures

4.3 Review own role in emergency and identify potential actions to support future improvement